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We slept in rough places – Rawlings explains why he voted for his wife in 2016 instead of John Mahama

Former President Jerry John Rawlings revealed that during the 2016 general election,he did not vote for NDC, the party he founded but instead voted for National Democratic Party(NDP) whose flag bearer is his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

In a battle where one have to choose between love of his life and the party he founded was a tough one. However,the love of his life won his thumbprint.

Rawlings recounted good and ugly memories as he speak on Asaase Radio Sunday Night. In doing so, Rawlings paid unexpectedly tender tribute to his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, explaining why his wife will always win his heart.
Rawlings and his wife had known each other for a very long time. He explained they started when they were classmates in Achimota and Nana Konadu has been one of the greatest influence on him politically.
He also revealed during his military days when he was being arrested and tormented here and there, his wife was not sitting at the castle drinking tea. He indicated that Nana Konadu was in the village around the country sleeping in rough places.
“My wife was not sitting at the Castle drinking tea: she was in the villages around the country. She was sleeping in very rough places. And we had no choice, really, but to get involved with the people, and that was tiresome, that was tiring. He recounted.
Meanwhile Rawlings has explained how he chased Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings for 5 years before being able to hold her hands. He has also revealed that he left Catholic church to protestants because of Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

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